Oscar Pistorius in hospital with chest pains

  • 04/08/2017
Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius. Photo credit: Reuters

South African Paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital after suffering severe chest pains.

Pistorius is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp four years ago.

He is being kept overnight for observation. The hospital declined to confirm reports he'd suffered a heart attack.

Last August Pistorius denied trying to kill himself after he was treated in hospital for wrist injuries.

He was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics, making the 400m semi-finals in 2012.